Douglas State Trail

Douglas State Trail, Minnesota

Elevation Gain924ft
Trailhead Elevation1,007ft
Elevation Min/Max974/1097ft
Elevation Start/End1007/1007ft

Douglas State Trail

Douglas State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Goodhue County and Olmsted County, Minnesota. It is within Douglas Trail & City Park and Douglas State Trail. It is 15.5 miles long and begins at 1,007 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 30.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 924 feet. Douglas State Trail and another parking, Douglas Trail and another parking, and Douglas Tr and another bicycle parking can be seen along the trail. There are also trees, woods, picnic sites, restroom, beaches, a wetland, and drinking water along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Highway 14 Trail, White Oaks Tr and Hwy 14 Trail.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul (Menasha Ridge Press)
Tom Watson
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"The Douglas State Trail has many of the same attributes as the Luce Line, a 60-plusmile trail stretching from the western suburbs of Minneapolis toward the central plains of south-central Minnesota. Like the Luce Line, the Douglas State Trail offers hikers a walking view of some of the richest farmland in the state. Although the trail stretches for 12.5 miles between Pine Island and Rochester, I suggest that you enjoy the 7.5-mile segment between Douglas and Pine Island. The south end of the Douglas State Trail extends to the heart of Rochester. Urban development and industrial/commercial complexes along the last few miles of the southern end turn this country lane into a broad, sidewalk-like corridor. It’s best to make a trailhead start/end point closer to the north side of Rochester than to follow it all the way into the city." Read more

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Trail Information

Douglas State Trail
Nearby City
Douglas State Trail
Skill Level
Snowmobiling, Skating
Additional Use
507-206-2847, ext. 255;
Local Contacts
At trailheads or the website.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018